The country’s most sought-after Baroque trumpeter Barry Bauguess teams up with nationally renowned organist John O'Brien to offer the finest in early music performance. Individually, they have performed world-wide in many Baroque festivals and ensembles. Together, they have been stunning audiences with their precision, musicality, and understanding of the early music they perform.
Barry Bauguess is one of North America’s most sought-after Baroque trumpet concert and recording artists. He frequently appears with ensembles including the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Chatham Baroque, Apollo's Fire, Tafelmusik, The Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Magnolia Baroque Festival, The Washington Bach Consort, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, and Opera Lafayette, and was a member of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra for fourteen years. He is currently on the faculty of the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin Conservatory, serves on the Board of Directors of Early Music America, and is the owner of The Baroque Trumpet Shop in New Bern, North Carolina. Mr. Bauguess holds a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music from the NC School of the Arts. He has recorded for Harmonia Mundi, Teldec, Koch International, Conifer Classics, Nonesuch, Sine Qua Non, PBS and NPR and has performed throughout the US, Canada, Germany, Italy, and Japan.
John O'Brien has performed throughout the southeast as a soloist and chamber musician. He performs regularly with the Clarino Consort, the Magnolia Baroque Festival Orchestra, Chatham Baroque, and Baroque dance soloist Paige Whitley-Bauguess. John studied harpsichord with Malcolm Hamilton, Elaine Funaro, and Arthur Hass and organ with Cherry Rhodes and Janette Fishell. Mr. O'Brien is co-director of he Early Music Ensemble at East Carolina University where he is Professor of Accompanying, co-director of the ECU Opera Theatre, and Chairperson of Vocal Studies.